Davis woman dies in kayaking accident

A Davis woman has died after being trapped underwater in a kayak in the American River, according to published news accounts. The woman, identified as 57-year-old Joyce Tusan-Dalton, was in a two-person kayak that flipped over Sunday near the Watt Avenue bridge, according to the KFBK news website. Tusan-Dalton’s partner in the kayak was swept […]

Here’s an idea: Let the people decide

CLASS WARFARE … as our esteemed council prepares to tackle our water woes tonight, what we have setting up here is some plain old-fashioned class warfare … it’s the kind of thing that might be commonplace elsewhere, but rarely rears its ugly head in the City of All Things Right and Relevant, where “incidentals” such […]

For the record

Dan Cornford’s opinion piece on proposed city water rate increases, published Thursday, contained an error. He states that, “Coupled with other city fee increases, it is likely that city fees could rise to $600 per month by 2017.” He should have said “$600 bi-monthly.”

Cabrillo Club celebrates its heritage with fundraising dinner

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club #26 will host its Portuguese Heritage Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a no-host social hour and silent auction fundraiser for scholarships. After introductions of the visiting dignitaries at 7 p.m., the […]

International Festival highlighted on radio

Mary Philip, an organizer of the International Festival planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center in Davis, will be featured on KDRT radio at 4:30 p.m. Friday. She will be interviewed by host Judith Plank on “Two Broadscasting.” For more information about the festival, go to www.internationalfestivaldavis.org. “Two Broadscasting” provides a weekly, live […]

Davis USDA offices help stop hunger

Based in Davis, California’s hub for U.S. Department of Agriculture operations is filling food bank shelves around the state. The effort is an answer to President Obama, who challenged federal workers to stock the storehouses of America’s food banks during the summer, when food donations are traditionally low. Those workers wrangled 1.7 million pounds of […]

Register soon for Davis bike parade

Time is running out to register for the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade and be part of a bid for a Guinness world record, organizers announce. Only 1,500 riders will be accepted. In 2010, the city of Davis, led by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, set a Guinness record in the category of “longest single line […]

Forests get a tool to buffer climate change

For the first time, researchers at UC Davis have demonstrated that forest trees have the ability to tap into nitrogen found in rocks, boosting the trees’ growth and their ability to pull more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Given that carbon dioxide is the most important climate-change gas, the nitrogen in rocks could significantly affect how rapidly the […]

University Farm Circle extends a welcoming hand

University Farm Circle invites new, prospective and current members to the Newcomers Coffee from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the home of Nancy Roe, 2524 Corona Ave. in Davis. The informal event helps women of all ages meet new friends and learn about the Davis social organization. It is an opportunity to learn […]

Cool Davis plans ‘An Evening in Honor of Planet Earth’

Do your part What: “An Evening in Honor of Planet Earth,” featuring music, readings, refreshments and a tour of Village Homes When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 Where: Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East Tickets: $10 to $20; visit 350goal.eventbrite.com The Cool Davis Initiative and the Village Homeowners Association are presenting […]

Docent honored with memorial walk

The docents of Lake Solano will offer a memorial walk in honor of the late Frank Morris from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Morris was a docent at Lake Solano, a lifelong learner and a “gifted teacher,” his fellow docents said. “He is dearly missed.” Just a few weeks ago, Morris led a walk focused […]

Hansen home provides glimpse into Victorian era

Visitors to the Hansen home on College Street in Woodland will get more than a glimpse into what a late Victorian-era home was like; they’ll get a glimpse into a family’s history, and how that family lovingly restored and preserved a historical treasure.

The house on College Street is one of the open homes available for tours during “Stroll through History” on Saturday. In addition to a number of docents, owner Marjorie Hansen, 91, will be present during the open house to answer questions and talk about the home she’s lived in for nearly 40 years.

Chicken & Dumpling play Friday in Winters

RootStock is serving wine with a little Chicken & Dumpling — music by the duo, that is — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Local residents are invited to stop in for for a glass of wine and enjoy the down-home delta-style blues of Chicken & Dumpling, featuring […]

Environmental Voices screens film, plans fundraiser

The documentary “Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals” will be screened from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free to this event sponsored by Environmental Voices. Environmental Voices also is sponsoring a meet-and-greet fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Rominger […]